Burden of Proof in Legal Argumentation

  title={Burden of Proof in Legal Argumentation},
  author={Arthur M. Farley and Kathleen Freeman},
We present a computational model of dialectical argumentation that could serve as a basis for studying elements of legal reasoning. Argumentation is well-suited to decisionmaking in the legal domain, where knowledge is incomplete, uncertain, and inconsistent, We model an argument both as information structure, i.e., argument units connecting claims with supporting data, and as dialectical process, i.e., an alternating series of moves made by opposing sides. Inspired by the legal domain, our… CONTINUE READING
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